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November 2010 sees a further 25 blocks on offer in Russia

In November 2010, the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation published a new list of 25 blocks for exploration and production which will soon be available at auction.

Blocks offered in Russia by region
Region Blocks Oil reserves (mmt)
C1 C2 C3 D1 D1loc

Komi Republic

10

0.384

0.843

0

6.347

0

Nenets Autonomous Area

5

10.096

6.485

14.978

10.837

0.178

Orenburg Region

2

0.165

0.337

5.359

2

6.5

Tyumen Region

2

0

0

34.857

11.6

0

Astrakhan Region

1

0

0

0

0

0

Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area

1

0

0

0

0

0

Kaliningrad Region

1

0.006

0

0

0

0

Republic of Daghestan

1

0

0

0

0

0

Perm Territory

1

0

0

0.892

26.968

0.207

Samara Region

1

0

0

2.263

2.5

3

Total

25

10.651

7.665

58.349

60.252

9.885


Blocks offered in Russia by region
Region Blocks Gas reserves (bcm)
C1 C2 C3 D1 D1loc

Komi Republic

10

0

0

0

2.753

0.925

Nenets Autonomous Area

5

0

0

0

0

0

Orenburg Region

2

0

0

8.287

5.9

8

Tyumen Region

2

0

0

0

0

0

Astrakhan Region

1

0

0

3.08

0

0

Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area

1

0.264

0.285

0

0

0

Kaliningrad Region

1

0

0

0

0

0

Republic of Daghestan

1

0

0

0

4.8

1.2

Perm Territory

1

0

0

0

3.634

0

Samara Region

1

0

0

0

0

0

Total

25

0.264

0.285

11.367

17.087

10.13

The majority of the areas on offer lie within the North-West district (Nenets Autonomous Area and Komi Republic). In the Komi Republic 10 blocks are on offer with a combined 6.3 million tonnes of D1 oil reserves. The Nenets Autonomous Area holds approximately 10 million tonnes of proved C1 oil reserves.

Areas on offer in the North-West district

Areas on offer in the North-West district (red shading). Source: PetroView® 

West Siberia holds some of the highest reserves on offer. For example, blocks in the Tyumen region contain almost 35 million tonnes of C3 oil reserves.

Areas on offer in Tyumen region (red shading).

Areas on offer in the Tyumen district (red shading). Source: PetroView® 

The Orenburg region, in Volga-Ural, holds the highest level of gas reserves on offer, forecast at 8 billion cubic metres of D3 reserves.

Areas on offer in Volga-Ural

Areas on offer in Volga-Ural (red shading). Source: PetroView® 

The Tarkskiy block, in the Nenets Autonomous Area, contains the highest level of oil reserves and is located in the northern part of Kolguyev Island, 236 kilometres to the north-west of Naryan-Mar. The block sits within the Timan-Pechora oil and gas bearing region and has total proved C1 oil reserves of 5.6 million tonnes, as of 2009. The nearest operational field is the Peschanoozerskoye field which is located 30 kilometres to the east. Crude oil is transported from the island by the sea.

Currently, seven wells have been drilled within the licensing area with a density of 3.3 kilometres per square kilometre seismic having been shot. An auction for the Tarkskiy block will start on 3 February 2011 and will be offered for a 25 years of exploration and production period. The deadline to submit applications and deposits is 30 December 2010. The application fee is set at USD12,844.

Tarskiy block within the Nenets Autonomous Area

Tarskiy block within the Nenets Autonomous Area. Source: PetroView® 

Blocks offered in Russia
Region Block Oil reserves (mmt)
C1 C2 C3 D1 D1loc

Komi Republic

Kochmesskiy 10

0

0

0

0.481

0

Kochmesskiy 6

0

0

0

0.51

0

Kochmesskiy 7

0

0

0

0.408

0

Kochmesskiy 9

0

0

0

0.341

0

Mutnomaterikovyy 4

0

0

0

1.47

0

Mutnomaterikovyy 5

0

0

0

1.02

0

Predtimanskiy 5

0

0

0

1.097

0

Predtimanskiy 6

0

0

0

1.02

0

Vostochno-Krokhalskiy

0.384

0.843

0

0

0

Nenets Autonomous Area

Komandishorskiy

1.276

0.288

0

0

0

Nadezhdinskiy

0

0

14.978

10.837

0.178

Severo-Komandishorskiy

1.033

1.486

0

0

0

Tarskiy

5.674

3.214

0

0

0

Zapadno-Komandishorskiy

2.113

1.497

0

0

0

Orenburg Region

Mezhdurechenskiy

0

0

0

2

0.5

Volostnovskiy

0.165

0.337

5.359

0

6

Tyumen Region

Ligiyarskiy

0

0

1.97

11.6

0

Ururnyy

0

0

32.887

0

0

Kaliningrad Region

Poymennaya Deposit

0.006

0

0

0

0

Perm Territory

Visherskiy

0

0

0.892

26.968

0.207

Samara Region

Slobodskoy

0

0

2.263

2.5

3

 

Blocks offered in Russia
Region Block Gas reserves (bcm)
C1 C2 C3 D1 D1loc

Komi Republic

Kochmesskiy 10

0

0

0

0.761

0

Kochmesskiy 6

0

0

0

0.807

0

Kochmesskiy 7

0

0

0

0.645

0

Kochmesskiy 8

0

0

0

0

0.925

Kochmesskiy 9

0

0

0

0.54

0

Orenburg Region

Mezhdurechenskiy

0

0

1.869

5.9

1

Volostnovskiy

0

0

6.418

0

7

Astrakhan Region

Kharabalinskiy

0

0

3.08

0

0

Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area

Gornyy

0.264

0.285

0

0

0

Republic of Daghestan

Babayurt

0

0

0

4.8

1.2

Perm Territory

Visherskiy

0

0

0

3.634

0

 

Blocks offered in Russia
Region Block Date of process Deadline for applications and deposits Application fee Deposit
RUB (,000) USD (,000) RUB (,000) USD (,000)
Komi Republic Kochmesskiy 10 27.12.2010 17.12.2010 132 4.223 3,000 95.969
Kochmesskiy 6 27.12.2010 17.12.2010 132 4.223 3,200 102.367
Kochmesskiy 7 27.12.2010 17.12.2010 132 4.223 2,550 81.574
Kochmesskiy 8 27.12.2010 17.12.2010 132 4.223 1,150 36.788
Kochmesskiy 9 27.12.2010 17.12.2010 132 4.223 2,100 67.179
Mutnomaterikovyy 4 27.12.2010 17.12.2010 132 4.223 5,200 166.347
Mutnomaterikovyy 5 27.12.2010 17.12.2010 132 4.223 3,650 116.763
Predtimanskiy 5 27.12.2010 17.12.2010 132 4.223 3,750 119.962
Predtimanskiy 6 27.12.2010 17.12.2010 132 4.223 3,450 110.365
Vostochno-Krokhalskiy 27.12.2010 17.12.2010 132 4.223 202,000 6,461.93
Nenets Autonomous Area Komandishorskiy 28.12.2010 10.12.2010 451.492 14.443 278,000 8,893.15
Nadezhdinskiy 28.12.2010 10.12.2010 291.492 9.325 186,000 5,950.10
Severo-Komandishorskiy 28.12.2010 10.12.2010 451.492 14.443 330,000 10,556.62
Tarskiy 03.02.2011 30.12.2010 401.492 12.844 430,500 13,771.59
Zapadno-Komandishorskiy 28.12.2010 10.12.2010 451.492 14.443 355,000 11,356.37
Orenburg Region Mezhdurechenskiy 03.02.2011 30.12.2010 112 3.583 13,500 431.862
Volostnovskiy 03.02.2011 30.12.2010 112 3.583 105,500 3,374.92
Tyumen Region Ligiyarskiy 02.02.2011 30.12.2010 72.5 2.319 75,000 2,399.23
Ururnyy 02.02.2011 30.12.2010 72.5 2.319 478,000 15,291.11
Astrakhan Region Kharabalinskiy 18.01.2011 24.12.2010 100 3.199 3,400 108.765
Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area Gornyy 20.01.2011 24.12.2010 98 3.135 3,660 117.083
Kaliningrad Region Poymennaya Deposit 27.12.2010 13.12.2010 40 1.28 734 23.48
Republic of Daghestan Babayurt 25.01.2011 28.12.2010 70 2.239 700 22.393
Perm Territory Visherskiy 27.12.2010 10.12.2010 35 1.12 207,200 6,628.28
Samara Region Slobodskoy 02.02.2011 30.12.2010 170 5.438 71,000 2,271.27

 

Blocks offered in Russia
Region Block Area (sqkm) Wells Seismic (km)

Komi Republic

Kochmesskiy 10

240

3 (1*)

n/a

Kochmesskiy 6

231

1*

n/a

Kochmesskiy 7

185

1

n/a

Kochmesskiy 8

173

0

n/a

Kochmesskiy 9

158

0

n/a

Mutnomaterikovyy 4

1159

2*

n/a

Mutnomaterikovyy 5

972

4 (2*)

n/a

Predtimanskiy 5

1119

3

n/a

Predtimanskiy 6

1053

0

n/a

Vostochno-Krokhalskiy

23.6

6

n/a

Nenets Autonomous Area

Komandishorskiy

74.9

4

4.3

Nadezhdinskiy

457

0

1.3

Severo-Komandishorskiy

31.2

4

4.1

Tarskiy

82.4

5 (2*)

3.3

Zapadno-Komandishorskiy

57.1

4

5.3

Orenburg Region

Mezhdurechenskiy

837

13

2

Volostnovskiy

807

8

2

Tyumen Region

Ligiyarskiy

1747

2

0.8

Ururnyy

1751

3

0.7

Astrakhan Region

Kharabalinskiy

881

1

n/a

Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area

Gornyy

33.6

5

1

Kaliningrad Region

Poymennaya Deposit

0.8

1

n/a

Republic of Daghestan

Babayurt

593

13

0.1

Perm Territory

Visherskiy

2345

25

n/a

Samara Region

Slobodskoy

401

3

n/a

* - stratigraphic wells

 

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